Attorney behind effort to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota: "This isn't going to be the wild-wild west"

(Fargo, ND) -- Two people behind the effort to place recreational marijuana on the November ballot are joining WDAY Midday to give details on what is inside the measure.

North Dakota Attorneys Mark Frise and Scott Brand shared details on the ballot measure which would legalize recreational marijuana within North Dakota. The measure would allow adults 21 years and older to use cannabis and cannabis products, allow adults to own up to three marijuana plants, establish a regulatory system for the drug, require legal marijuana to be tested by state approved laboratories, and prohibit the public consumption of marijuana.

"This isn't going to be the wild-wild west, "said Brand, "This is going to be a heavily regulated deal we are going to do. It is responsibly written."

Frise says this would be the most highly regulated recreational marijuana law on the books if it were to pass. The attorney says he has voiced opposition to previous cannabis ballot measures because there were little to no regulations, saying the measure was too broad and did not look like a North Dakota law.  

"This is the most narrowly tailored, the most restrictive - it's tailored to North Dakota, "said Frise, "That's the bottom line, and that's why I became involved."

You can learn more about the measure by clicking here

Original Air Date: 
Thursday, October 6, 2022